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The Month’s Top 10: June ’17

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Summer fun is here! Lots of fun stuff happening in June to enjoy with your kids. Pictured above: The Taylor Swift marionette from the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum's free "String City" show.

SNOOPY AND BELLE IN FASHION
The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville
Daily through June 11
See vinyl versions of the Peanuts pooch and his sister decked out in mini-couture by the fashion industry’s top designers during this free exhibit.

CHINA LIGHTS
The Fairgrounds, Nashville
Tue – Sun through June 11
Dozens of Chinese lantern designs illuminate The Fairgrounds, plus there are nightly dance and music performances.

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KIDS ARTS FESTIVAL OF TENNESSEE
Pinkerton Park, Franklin
Saturday, June 3
This statewide art showcase celebrates the work of K-12 students. Kids can enjoy hands-on art-making fun, and there will be performances in dance, music and theater.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Downtown Nashville
Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11
Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Eric Church are just a few of this year’s big headliners. Discover what’s new this year, too, plus free stages of fun!

FUN FRIDAY: TOUCH A TRUCK
Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville
Friday, June 9
Kids of all ages can have fun climbing on and exploring lots of different construction vehicles, cop cars, fire trucks and other machines.

SMALL FRY TRI
Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro
Saturday, June 10
Little ones can have fun participating in a pint-sized triathlon where they ride tricycles, run and “swim” (run through sprinklers).

PURITY MISS MARTHA’S ICE CREAM CRANKIN’
First Presbyterian Church, Nashville
Sunday, June 11
Sample lots of homemade ice cream flavors during this 32nd annual fundraiser for the Martha O’Bryan Center.

DANTDM
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Saturday, June 17
The YouTube star from the U.K. is touring the U.S. with his live family show, and he’s bringing along his pug for the party.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT
Cheekwood, Nashville
Thursdays, June 22 – Aug. 31
Enjoy Cheekwood after hours with live music, picnicking on the lawn and other activities.

STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Monday, June 26 – Saturday, July 8
Kids will love learning the history of country music through marionettes and other puppets during this captivating show.

 

SEE ALL THIS MONTH’S EVENTS!

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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